Black History Month at Greater Bergen
t’s Black History Month! And we are celebrating our Black/African American staff members for #BlackHistoryMonth2022!
BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY: Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Below some of our staff members tell us what the history of their race and heritage mean to them, and how it has shaped who they are and what they do.